covid-19

Pa. Health Dept.: 5,071 new COVID cases; More than 2,600 hospitalized

BY: - September 24, 2021

The Pennsylvania Department of Health confirmed 5,071 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, bringing the statewide total to 1.4 million since the start of the pandemic. That’s down from Thursday’s tally of 5,489 new cases. Hospitalizations due to the virus also continued to climb, with 2,641 people hospitalized on Friday, according to the Health Department’s […]

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How states like Pa. are using Hurricane Ida to push infrastructure bill | Friday Morning Coffee

BY: - September 24, 2021

Governors of both parties are lobbying Congress to ensure resilience measures are included in the bipartisan infrastructure deal, according to a published report.

Pa. educators ask for a seat at the table in response to K-12 mask mandate, COVID-19 mitigation

BY: - September 23, 2021

"We as school administrators have been put in a position to absorb everything that politics creates, and it is breaking the will of decent, loving people," Jefferson County-Dubois Area Vocational-Technical School Director Barry Fillman. "They cannot get at you to air their grievances. They come to us.”

Pa. Health Dept: 5,489 new COVID cases; more than 2,500 hospitalized

BY: - September 23, 2021

The Pennsylvania Department of Health confirmed 5,489 new cases of COVID-19 on Thursday, bringing the statewide total to more than 1.39 million since the start of the pandemic. That’s up from Wednesday’s tally of 4,394 new cases. Hospitalizations due to the virus also continued to climb, with 2,553 people hospitalized on Thursday, according to the […]

Orphaned, infected, in crisis: How the pandemic is traumatizing kids

BY: - September 23, 2021

As of Sept. 16, more than 5.5 million children have been infected by the virus since the start of the pandemic. That represents more than 15% of the total cases.

Pa. Health Dept.: More than 2,500 hospitalized; 4,394 new COVID cases

BY: - September 22, 2021

The Pennsylvania Department of Health confirmed 4,394 new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, bringing the statewide total to more than 1.39 million since the start of the pandemic. Hospitalizations due to the virus also continued to climb, with 2,518 people hospitalized on Wednesday, according to the Health Department’s COVID tracking website. Of those hospitalized with the […]

House Republicans punt on school masks vote after returning early to address it

BY: - September 21, 2021

But a little more than a day later, and the answer from the caucus was “let’s talk later,” as the chamber tabled nine similar but distinct amendments to create exemptions in or completely repeal Wolf’s order.

Pa. Health Dept: More than 4,939 new COVID cases; 2,386 hospitalized

BY: - September 21, 2021

The Pennsylvania Department of Health confirmed 4,939 new cases of COVID-19 Tuesday, bringing the statewide total to more than 1.38 million cases of the virus. Hospitalizations due to the virus also continued to climb, increasing from 2,337 on Monday to 2,386 on Tuesday, according to state data.   Of those hospitalized with the virus, 602 are […]

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It’s past time to make critical investments in public health for communities of color | Opinion

BY: - September 21, 2021

Seventy-eight percent of all COVID-19 cases where patients were hospitalized, needed a ventilator, or died from COVID-19 were in relation to obesity or obesity-related diseases. This directly impacts the Black population, who are 1.3 times more likely to have obesity in comparison to the Non-Hispanic White population.

Pa. Health Dept: More than 12,686 new COVID cases; 2,337 hospitalized

BY: - September 20, 2021

The new cases bring the statewide total to more than 1.38 million cases, according to state health data. 

Two is the limit as Pa.’s state-run liquor stores tackle supply chain disruptions, shortages

BY: - September 17, 2021

The 43 rationed beverages include specific champagnes, bourbons, tequilas, cognacs and whiskeys, according to the AP report.

Pa. Health Dept: More than 5,786 new COVID cases; 2,323 hospitalized

BY: - September 16, 2021

The Pennsylvania Department of Health confirmed 5,786 new cases of COVID-19 as of midday Thursday, while the commonwealth saw a slight drop in the number of hospitalizations due to the virus. The new cases bring the statewide total to more than 1.36 million confirmed cases since the pandemic began last March. Hospitalizations decreased slightly Thursday, […]